For many of us the first thing we want to do after graduation is take a well-deserved break, and what better way to do so then to go on vacation?  Unfortunately, even once school is over most students are still feeling the weight of massive student loans.  Luckily, there is a cheaper way to see the world, that you must take advantage of when you're young, backpacking!

If you're okay with hostel-hopping and making a minor splurge on a good backpack, then this is an awesome option for you and your fellow alumni.  Be sure to check our list below for some of the best backpacking destinations!

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Gokarna // India

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Banff & Jasper // Canada

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Kathmandu // Nepal

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Ha Long Bay // Vietnam

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Machu Picchu // Peru

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Cappadocia // Turkey

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Khao Sok // Thailand

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Kuang Si Falls // Laos

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Paihia // New Zealand

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Patagonia // Chile

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Arazona // U.S.A

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Crete // Greece

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Fimmvörðuháls hiking trail // Iceland 

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Sofia // Bulgaria

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Budapest // Hungary

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